WonderCon 2019: Check Out Valiant Exclusives, Panels & Signings

by Gary Catig

WonderCon begins this Friday and comic publishers have been revealing their plans for the sister show to SDCC. We’ve discussed what Boom! Studios and IDW have in store for this weekend and now Valiant has announced their plans. They can be found at Booth #1123 where they are setting up shop with popular southern California comic book store, Collector’s Paradise, which has two locations at Winnetka and Pasadena.

Valiant will once again partner up with Zen Monkey Studios to create three convention exclusive Gold Variant pins featuring some of their most popular characters, Bloodshot, Ninjak and X-O Manowar. There will only be 50 of each available and will feature numbered backstamps.

There will also be an exclusive variant of The Life and Death of Toyo Harada #1 with cover art by Mike Choi.

In addition, they will host signings with prominent creators including Joshua Dysart (who you can get to sign that Toyo Harada variant), Megan Hutchison and Bloodshot cocreator Kevin Van Hook. Check the booth for complete talent and times of signings.

Don’t forget to catch their panels too. Check out the information below:

Now Is the Perfect Time to Read Valiant!
Friday, 3/29/19, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 209

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for Valiant Comics, and here’s why it’s the perfect time to jump on and start reading! Joshua Dysart will fill you in on THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA, exploring Valiant’s biggest villain. Vita Ayala will give you insight on upcoming issues of their critically acclaimed series, LIVEWIRE, a superheroine attempting to redeem herself after shutting down the power to all of the United States. Plus, there will be sneak peeks of several new upcoming series, including PUNK MAMBO, a hard-living voodoo priestess who will help you—if the price is right; FALLEN WORLD, a new limited series set in the future and starring Rai; a new ongoing BLOODSHOT series launching in September; and much more! Plus, every attendee at the panel will receive a special gift from Valiant!

Valiant Presents: How I Broke into Comics
Saturday, 3/30/19, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 211

Do you want a future in the comics industry? Whether you dream of becoming a creator, editor, or marketing professional, this panel is essential! Join enthusiastic Valiant Comics staff and comic creators Joshua Dysart (THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA, HARBINGER) and Vita Ayala (LIVEWIRE, Xena: Warrior Princess) as they offer insight into the comics industry, share life-changing tips, and elaborate about the future of the industry. If you want a career in comics, this panel is mandatory!

Valiant Presents: Bloodshot 101
Sunday, 3/31/19, 12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m., Room: 213AB

Who is Bloodshot, Valiant Comics’ unstoppable supersoldier? With Vin Diesel’s “Bloodshot” movie from Sony Pictures coming out next February and some exciting Bloodshot comic news, let Valiant’s Editor Lysa Hawkins, Director of Marketing Mel Caylo, and Sales and Social Media Manager Emily Hecht give you a crash course on this iconic character—what’s Bloodshot’s history, what are his abilities, and what motivates him? Find out here!

As a final bonus, Valiant staffers will hand out free copies of Valiant Spring 2019 Preview which has sneak peeks at the upcoming titles, Punk Mambo #1 by Cullen Bunn and Adam Gorham; Fallen World #1 by Dan Abnett and Adam Pollina; and Psi-Lords #1 by Fred Van Lente and Renato Guedes.

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